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Pendle Witches Walking Trail


11 km / 7 miles
A trail based on part of the route taken when the Pendle Witches were marched off to trial for witchcraft at Lancaster in 1612. Pendle is associated with the witch trials of two old women from rival families called Demdike and Chattox who were tried and hanged at Lancaster, along with seven other family members following a plot to try to free them. The area of Pendle near Burnley is a landscape of heather-clad moorland dominated by Pendle Hill.


Path Type: Other Paths
Attributes: Very Challenging
Start and Finish: SD823403 - Pendle Heritage Centre, Park Hill, Barrowford, Nelson, Lancashire View on StreetMap
Open Date: 2005
Web Sites: iKnow North West - On The Pendle Witches Trail in Lancashire Pendle Hill Witches Trail [YouTube video]

Publications, Badges and Certificates:

External download Witches Walking Trail  (Pendle Borough Council  - 2005 ) Download
General Interest Book Pendle : landscape of history and home  (Frances Lincoln (an imprint of Quarto)  - 2009 )


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Contains Ordnance Survey data © Crown copyright and database right 2016.
© OpenStreetMap contributors under Open Database Licence.
Rights of way data from selected Local Authorities.
Large scale digital mapping is provided by John Thorn.
At high zoom levels the route is indicative only.
Purchase Ordnance Survey Maps:
OS Landranger 103
OS Landranger Active 103
OS Explorer 21, 41
OS Explorer Active 21, 41
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Route Profile:

11.2 km (7.0 miles)
376 m (1,234 ft) ascent
368 m (1,207 ft)  maximum height

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